More than half of the 1,500 new coffeehouse locations Starbucks Corp. plans to open in the United States over the next five years will be drive-thrus, company officials said Thursday in a first-quarter earnings call. RELATED • Starbucks outlines aggressive growth, 1,500 new U.S. units • Starbucks opens 100th Beijing location • More restaurant industry finance news The Seattle-based company also reported a 13-percent increase in profit for the quarter that ...
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